7-Eleven jumped on the CBD bandwagon and uses an AI-driven robot to help.
Convenience stores in Colorado will soon be rolling out cannabidiol dosing robots for customers to purchase products on a touchscreen and in less than three minutes.
Boulder and Denver are the first cities to receive the CBD dosing robots, which are designed to also entertain and inform customers about the benefits of cannabis-based products.
7-Eleven jumped on the CBD bandwagon and uses an AI-driven robot to help. Stores in Colorado will soon be rolling out cannabidiol dispenser robots for customers to purchase products on a touchscreen and in less than three minutes
CBD, or cannabidiol, is certainly trendy at the moment and the vendors insist that it can be very useful in dealing with issues such as pain, anxiety and epilepsy.
The AI-powered robots were developed by Greenbox Robotics and enable consumers to purchase products via a touch screen – which saves them a trip to the pharmacy.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THC AND CBD
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both derived from the cannabis plant.
Together they are part of the cannabinoid group of compounds found in hashish, hash oil and most types of marijuana.
THC is the psychoactive substance responsible for the euphoric, & # 39; high & # 39; feeling that is often associated with marijuana.
THC works together with CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and the brain and creates the feeling of euphoria and anxiety.
CBD does not fit well in these receptors and actually reduces the effects of THC and is not psychoactive.
CBD is thought to help reduce anxiety and inflammation.
Zack Johnson, the founder and CEO of Greenbox Robotics, said: & Greenbox makes it easy to discover, select and buy cannabis and CBD products through self-service robots.
& # 39; We are selling an industry with a turnover of more than $ 55 billion with a simple touch with the consumer. & # 39;
Johnson also explained that the company approves each product before it is placed in the company's robots, according to Cheddar.
Now 7-Eleven has used this technology at selected locations to attract more customers, hoping that they will spend more time (and money) in the store.
Only two stores in the state currently have a CBD dosing robot, one located near the campus of the University of Colorado and the Fox Theater in Boulder.
Kenneth Monfort, the owner of the Boulder location and other locations in Colorado, said to Cheddar: & I believe that adding Greenbox to our 7-Eleven stores will have value, intrigue and fun for our customers and at the same time reduces shrinkage.
& # 39; We trust that Greenbox compiles the CBD collection that we offer our customers. & # 39;
This specific location is part of the pilot program, but both Monfort and Greenbox hope to unleash the robots at more locations in the state.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is certainly trendy at the moment and the sellers insist that it can be very useful in treating things such as pain, anxiety and epilepsy
& # 39; What we are looking for is to generate revenue and to show 7-Eleven companies that this is added value, we are introducing a product that is protected, not on the shelves to risk theft, but we also want to generate revenue for you in your store then just the CBD product, & Johnson said.
& # 39; (7-Eleven) is known to invest in things that increase the turnover of their retailers. We hope that with this pilot program we can stand on their radar via Monfort and explore 7-Eleven investing in Greenbox, & he added later.
The Greenbox robots are used to deliver various types and types of cannabis products, from edible substances to flowers to CBD, anywhere in Colorado.
The technology is designed to control the temperature and shelf life of each product and collects data on purchasing trends to help Greenbox understand what consumers want.
The marijuana plant consists of approximately 480 natural components, including 66 chemicals that do not occur in other flora. These are called cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are divided into six subgroups, including the two best-known sets, cannabidiols (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinols (THC).
THC and CBD are a kind of yin and yang of marijuana.
Each works differently on the body because each has its own unique chemical form that allows it to bind to receptors in our central nervous system.
The AI-powered robots are developed by Greenbox Robotics and enable consumers to purchase products via a touch screen – saving them a trip to the pharmacy
When it binds with our receptors for that, THC is responsible for the & # 39; high & # 39 ;, psychoactive feeling and the euphoria associated with marijuana.
CBD has nothing to do with that effect.
Instead, it binds to its own receptors and actually blocks the effects of the most powerful form that THC takes when it is metabolized.
CBD has no psychoactive effects and it is thought to mitigate the less pleasant side effects of THC, such as anxiety and paranoia.
Boulder and Denver are the first cities to receive the CBD dosing robots, which are designed to also entertain and inform customers about the benefits of cannabis-based products
It is unclear whether CBD itself is the & # 39; relaxing & # 39; effect promised in cups of caffeinated CBD latte.
It does bind to central nervous system receptors and there are indications that the cannabinoid receptor system is involved in our stress and anxiety reactions.
But nobody has been able to prove, empirically, that this is more than a placebo effect.
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